June 14, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, June 14th, 2013   THE BROTHERS BARROBY HONOURED THIS WEEKEND Members of the British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame are going to be saluted throughout the season at Hastings Racecourse and what better way to launch the project than to recognize brothers Harold and Frank Barroby. These two racing industry…

June 21, 2013

HorseRacing Central – June 21st, 2013   HORSES WORKING OUT HAD A NEW AUDIENCE AT HASTINGS Not that they were aware of it but those horses working out at Hastings Racecourse early Thursday morning were doing so in front of a whole new audience. An estimated 150 members of the B.C. Lions Waterboys Club were…

June 28, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, June 28th, 2013 CANADA DAY WEEKEND LIVE RACE CARD REDUCED Hastings Racecourse & Slots advises racing fans that the upcoming Canada Day live racing weekend will be reduced with the cancellation of the Saturday, June 29 card.  Simulcast and off-track wagering will be open and available as usual. In agreement with…

July 5, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, July 5th, 2013 LEADING TRAINER TAYLOR HAS SOME COMPETITION For the past six years Troy Taylor has been saluted as Leading Trainer at the Annual Thoroughbred Awards Dinner. With 22 wins after 81 starts this season, it might seem that the 81-year-old elder statesman of the backstretch at Hastings Racecourse is…

July 12, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, July 12th, 2013 FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE RETURNS; WIENER DOGS ON WEEKEND Friday Night Live thoroughbred racing resumes this week (July 12) at Hastings Racecourse with a seven-race card that features fillies and mares going a mile and sixteenth in Race 6. The morning line favourite at 2-1 is Notis Her, trained…

July 19, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, July 19th, 2013 RACES GO FRIDAY & SUNDAY; SATURDAY CANCELLED Due to a flu-like virus that has affected a substantial number of horses at Hastings Racecourse, the upcoming weekend of live racing has been reduced to Friday Night (July 19, 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday afternoon (July 21, 1:50 p.m.).  The Saturday…

July 26, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, July 26th, 2013 MARIO ‘HOME COMING’ SET FOR BC CUP DAY AT HASTINGS Jockey Mario Gutierrez returns to Hastings Racecourse on Monday, August 5 for one of the biggest and richest cards of the local thoroughbred season: BC Cup Day featuring six stakes races for B.C.-breds with purses totaling more than…

August 2, 2013

HorseRacing Central – Friday, August 2nd, 2013 LARGE & COMPETITIVE FIELDS READY TO GO FOR BC CUP DAY AT HASTINGS An Early 12:50 p.m. Start for Holiday Monday Card Vancouver, B.C. (August 2, 2013) – Veteran thoroughbred racing analysts refer to BC Cup Day on Monday, Aug. 5 as “one of the best in years”…